Goes for Gold, Silver and Bronze at Beijing
By The Perth Mint
The Perth Mint
has released commemorative gold, silver and
bronze coins celebrating the Australian Olympic
Team’s participation at the 2008 Beijing Games.
Authorised by the Australian Olympic Committee,
the suite includes a prestigious 10g coin struck
from 99.99% pure gold in proof quality. The
coin’s reverse depicts the Australian ‘Flags and
Rings’ Olympic logo in colour surrounded by
stylised representations of the Sydney Opera
House and the Beijing Olympic Stadium.
The suite also includes an impressive 1oz coin
struck from 99.9% pure silver in proof quality,
which features the coloured ‘Flags and Rings’
logo and a stylised athlete intertwined with an
image of a traditional Chinese dragon.
Housed in red presentation display cases, the
coins are restricted to limited mintages
reflecting the auspiciousness of the number ‘8′
in Chinese culture. No more than 2,008 pure gold
coins and a maximum of 8,808 pure silver coins
will be released.
Both coins are also available in a Three-Coin
Set including an aluminium bronze $1 coin
depicting the ‘Flags and Rings’ logo with images
of a boxing kangaroo and a Chinese dragon. No
more than 888 of these sets will be released.
Issued as legal tender under the Australian
Currency Act 1965, all three coins bear the Ian
Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen
Elizabeth II on the obverse.
Available from The Perth Mint Shop, located at
310 Hay Street, East Perth, or on FREECALL 1800
098 817, the Three-Coin Set retails at $890.00,
while individual gold and silver coins cost
$795.00 and $95.00 respectively.
In stock at Australia Post outlets and other
leading coin distributors, the Australian
Olympic Team commemorative releases can also be
purchased via The Perth Mint’s online store at